Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sioux Roster may be complete (RW77)

With the departure of JT Miller to Major Juniors (thanks to a 3 year entry level NHL contract by the NY Rangers), UND has recruited Connor Gaarder out of Edina, MN by way of Coulee Region of the NAHL. Brad Schlossman sums it up right here:

In the wake of J.T. Miller bolting to the OHL, UND has added another forward — former Edina High forward Connor Gaarder (pronounced “Gorder”). He will join the team this fall.

Gaarder, who helped the Hornets to the state tournament along with Sioux junior-to-be Joe Gleason, has spent the last two years in the North American Hockey League.

Gaarder had 26 points in 58 games for North Iowa two years ago. Last year, he tallied 61 points in 58 games for Coulee Region Chill.

All in all, this looks like a good depth signing. I don't know what to expect from Gaarder at all. He may just be practice forward. He may be another Lee Marvin. Or he could be another walk on turned everyday starter. We'll see.

Drop the puck!